Dr James Pimm Biography

James Pimm was born in England and raised in Africa, namely Zambia, Kenya, and Zimbabwe.

He trained in Medicine in Zimbabwe, and on graduating from Zimbabwe, immediately passed the UK medical exams the same year in Edinburgh, (known as the Scottish conjoint exams since there are three Royal Medical Colleges in Edinburgh and Glasgow).

He worked for several years in Zimbabwe in hospital, occupational, and private general practice, before returning to live in UK in 1987 to complete General Practice training in the Midlands.

He has worked as a GP in Africa, and in the UK for around 30 years, including in Harley Street. He currently practices part-time in General Practice in rural Berkshire.

He holds higher qualifications in General Practice, health economics, healthcare policy and healthcare management. His experience spans Paediatrics, Dermatology, General Medicine and Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Tropical and Occupational Medicine.

He has been an RCGP International travel fellow, and has been awarded various research and media presentation prizes.

He has also trained in Health economics, policy and management at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


His qualifications are listed below:

  • MB ChB
  • LRCP LRCS LRCP&S (Edinburgh and Glasgow)
  • MRCGP (London)
  • MSc HEPM (LSE)

Dr Pimm is registered with the GMC and holds a licence to practice.